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A tribute to “Domi”, Paqueta the artist, pathetic “supporters”… The sports weekend notebook


DECRYPTION - Find the good and bad points awarded by the sports editorial staff of Le Figaro after the weekend which has just ended.

Homage to Domi (10/10).

A minute of applause, a kick-off given by his family and the name Domi with the number 11 written on the lawn: the Mayol stadium paid tribute on Sunday evening to Christophe Dominici, who died last year, Sunday during the match Toulon-Stade français, the two clubs where he played. A portrait of the former winger of the XV of France (67 caps) was deployed on the field before the match. Several former players who knew him, such as the current coach of the Blues Fabien Galthié, as well as relatives were present on the lawn. After a minute of heavy applause, the family of Christophe Dominici symbolically kicked off the meeting. The match between Toulon and Stade Français on the occasion of the 3rd day of Top 14 marked the first round ofa trophy created in tribute to "



And the meeting was easily won by the RCT (38-5) against weak Parisians.

Dominici, who spent his professional career at both clubs, died suddenly in November 2020, at the age of 48.

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Packed this genius (8/10).

The public of the Parc des Princes awaited Messi, Mbappé, Neymar or Di Maria on Sunday evening in the shock against Lyon, he especially admired the artist Paqueta. The man of the match is him.

He had an amazing game.

Not just with the ball.

He scored a great goal, he is strong with the ball, but he also worked against the ball,

”said the Dutch coach about his Brazilian number 10, a scorer of course, but who also recovered a dozen balls and won more than half of its 27 duels (55.6%), with 84% of successful passes in the opposing camp as a bonus.

High class.

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Fabio Quartararo remains the captain (7/10).

The Yamaha rider, 2nd in the San Marino GP (behind the Italian Francesco Bagnaia who, on Ducati, slams a second success in a row), remains the solid leader of the MotoGP category (with 48 points ahead of the Italian when there are only four races left).

With this new podium, 19th in MotoGP, Fabio Quartararo offers himself a page of history, becoming the Frenchman with the most podiums in the premier class ahead of Christian Sarron.

He promises, “

It's good, but I don't want to stop there.

I am proud of this step but it is only the beginning.

I want to go much higher.


Benjamin Bonzi the player who goes up (6/10).

Winner of the Rennes Open 7-6 (3), 7-6 (3) against the German Mats Moraing in the final, the French Benjamin Bonzi (25) is the player who climbs in a French tennis court who runs after the good news.

He has just successfully chained the tournaments of Saint-Tropez, Cassis and Rennes, will settle this Monday in 61st place in the world (will occupy the 45th place in the Race, second Tricolor behind Ugo Humbert 37th) after this new title (the 5th of the season) in a Challenger tournament.

Next challenge on the road to Nîmes, the Nur Sultan tournament in Kazakhstan, starting this Monday.

Deluge at the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium on Saturday evening between Saint-Etienne and Bordeaux.

Federico Pestellini / PANORAMIC

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Saint-Etienne, the “


” has taken on water (2/10).

The Greens celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Geoffroy Guichard stadium, the celebration took off. The "


“Saw the downpour and Claude Puel's players sank, beaten (1-2) during the 6th day of Ligue 1 by Bordeaux. A third consecutive setback which stuck the Greens at the back of the class. 19th, with the same number of points as the red lantern, Metz. Their worst start to the season since 1988-1989. While rumors of redemption of the club roar. Last April, in a column published in Le Progrès, Roland Romeyer and Bernard Caïazzo (at the head of ASSE since 2004) announced their desire to sell AS Saint-Etienne. According to Le Parisien, the Crown Prince of Cambodia, Norodom Ravichak, would have made an offer of 100 million euros to the bank KPMG for the takeover of the Greens. Discussions could, according to the daily, start quickly.

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The shame tackle (1/10).

I had never seen that!

Never seen that!

Something ... Fortunately he takes it there.

If he takes him there, he can kill him.

"The strong remarks emanate from Christophe Urios after the hallucinatory tackle of Ryno Pierterse on Maxime Lucu during the meeting between Castres and Bordeaux-Bègles on Saturday during the third day of Top 14 (23-23).

The Bordeaux coach did not hide his anger after seeing the fear fade by learning good news about the health of his player.

If the Castres was logically expelled and apologized, such a gesture should not be on a rugby field.

Exemplary sanction is expected.

The North derby between Lens and Lille was marred by the invasion of the field.


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in the North derby (0/10).

A match postponed by nearly 40 minutes after the invasion on the lawn of various supporters during the derby between Lens and Lille on Saturday. For a pathetic, dangerous and ridiculous spectacle. And scenes that recall the poor sequence seen a few weeks earlier between Nice and OM on the Côte d'Azur. While all parties have condemned such acts, which were quickly calmed down by the intervention of the police, strong decisions must be taken. The LFP, far too permissive and docile in view of the sanctions imposed previously, must strike hard. Stadium ban for several years for the offenders, loss of point for the clubs incriminated so as to clean the stands. Before arriving at a drama that everyone will regret.Zero tolerance is demanded on this hot topic that plagues French football.

Source: lefigaro

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